hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create the
look of a panel in a powerful neo-noir
graphic novel Sin City create a new
document by pressing control n on
Windows or command n on a Mac
make its width 1550 pixels its height
870 pixels and it's resolution 150
pixels per inch then click OK
open a photo of someone that you'd like
to use for this project I downloaded
this one from shutterstock to place it
into your other document press ctrl or
command a to select it all and ctrl or
command C to copy it open your first
document and press ctrl or command V to
paste your photo onto it to adjust its
size open your transform tool by
pressing ctrl or command T to see the
transforms entire bounding box press
ctrl or command 0
go to a corner and press and hold shift
as you drag it in or out if you need to
reposition it just go inside the
transform and drag your photo then press
Enter or return to fit it back onto your
canvas press ctrl or command 0
merge the two layers by pressing ctrl or
command e will convert our image into a
smart object so we can modify it
non-destructively click the icon at the
upper right of the layers panel and
click convert to smart object
go to image adjustments and threshold
the threshold level defaults to 128 I'll
use this amount
next we'll brush black around our
click the new layer icon to make a new
open your pencil tool
and pencil picker will take care of the
size in a moment make sure its hardness
and opacity are both a hundred percent
to make your brush bigger or smaller
press the right or left bracket key on
your keyboard and make sure your caps
lock key is not on
brush around your subject and fill in
areas on your subject that may be
distracting feel free to leave white
around some edges to help define
boundaries of the head and body you can
always change it later if you want
click the new layer icon to make a new
layer will fill the empty layer with
fifty percent gray to do this press
Shift + the f5 key at the top of your
keyboard to open the fill window click
fifty percent gray and click OK
go to filter noise and add noise
make the amount four hundred percent
gaussian and monochromatic then click OK
go to filter blur and motion blur
make the angle 70 degrees and the
distance two thousand pixels then press
Enter or return will increase the motion
blur by pressing ctrl or command F for
more times change its blend mode to
click the adjustment layer icon and
to restrict the adjustment layer to
effect only the one layer beneath it we
need to make it into a clipping mask to
do this either clip the clipping mask
icon or press ctrl alt G on windows or
command option G on a Mac
drag the shadow input level to the right
until there's just enough rain on the
drag the highlight input level to the
left until there's just enough rain on
the black areas of your image
next we'll add a talk bubble
open your custom shape tool
choose shape and make the fill white
make the stroke 8 pixels and black
open your shape thumbnails and open your
list of shape presets
click talk bubbles when you see this
message it's just asking us if we want
to either replace the current thumbnails
with the top bubble thumbnails or if we
want to add them under the current
thumbnails I'll click OK to replace them
I'll choose this one click the gear icon
at the top and tick define proportions
and check from Center drag the shape out
to any size you like
to hide the pants press ctrl or command
H to reposition it press V to open your
move tool and move it
open your horizontal type tool and pick
a comic font I'm using kamika display
regular and bold if you'd like to use
them I provided their links in my
video's description or project files
i'll make the size 43 points and sharp
choose Center alignment and black for
the color click on the talk bubble and
type at your text to adjust the space
between your lines of text highlight
both lines and go to window and
character the character panel will open
drag the leading icon to the left or
right then you can close the panel to
adjust the space between two characters
click between them and press and hold
alt or option as you press the left or
right arrow key on your keyboard
I'd like to make the second line bold
I'll highlight it and click the bold
to reposition your text on the bubble
open your move tool and simply drag your
text this is Marty from Blue Lightning
TV thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create the look
of a panel in the powerful, neo-noir, graphic novel, "Sin City".
Create a new document by pressing Ctrl + N on Windows or Cmd + N on a Mac.
Make its Width: 1550 pixels, its Height: 870 pixels
and its Resolution: 150 pixels per inch. Then, click OK.
Open a photo of someone that you’d like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.
To place it into your other document, press
Ctrl or Cmd + A to select it all and Ctrl
or Cmd + C to copy it. Open your first document
and press Ctrl or Cmd + V to paste your photo onto it..
To adjust its size, open your Transform
Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. To see the
Transform's entire bounding box, press Ctrl
or Cmd + 0. Go to a corner and press and hold
Shift as you drag it in or out. If you need
to reposition it, just go inside the Transform
and drag your photo. Then, press Enter or Return.
To fit it back onto your canvas, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.
Merge the two layers by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + E. We'll convert our image into a Smart Object,
so we can modify it non-destructively.
Click the icon at the upper-right of the Layers
panel and click "Convert to Smart Object".
Go to Image, Adjustments and "Threshold".
The Threshold Level defaults to 128. I'll
use this amount.
Next, we'll brush black around our subject.
Click the New Layer icon to make
a new layer. Open your Pencil Tool and Pencil Picker.
We'll take care of the size in a moment.
Make sure its Hardness and Opacity are 100%.
To make your brush bigger or smaller, press
the right or left Bracket key on your keyboard
and make sure your CapsLock key is NOT on.
Brush around your subject and fill in areas
on you subject that may be distracting. Feel
free to leave white around some edges to help
define boundaries of the head and body. You
can always change it later if you want.
Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer.
We'll fill the empty layer with 50% gray.
To do this, press Shift + the F5 key at the top of your keyboard to open the Fill window.
Click 50% gray and click OK.
Go to Filter, Noise and "Add Noise".
Make the Amount: 400%, Gaussian and Monochromatic. Then, click OK.
Go to Filter, Blur and Motion Blur.
Make the Angle: 70 degrees and the Distance: 2000 pixels. Then, press Enter or Return.
We'll increase the Motion Blur by pressing Ctrl or Cmd +F, four more times.
Change its Blend Mode to Vivid Light.
Click the Adjustment Layer icon and click "Levels".
To restrict the Adjustment layer to affect only the 1 layer beneath it, we need to make it into a Clipping Mask.
To do this, either click the Clipping Mask icon or press Ctrl +Alt + G on Windows or Cmd + Option + G on a Mac.
Drag the Shadow Input level to the right until there's just enough rain on the face.
Drag the Highlight Input level to the left until there's just enough rain on the black areas of your image.
Next, we'll add a talk bubble.
Open your Custom Shape Tool.
Choose "Shape" and make the "Fill": white.
Make the Stroke: 8 pixels and black.
Open your Shape thumbnails and open your list of Shape presets.
Click "Talk Bubbles".
When you see this message, it's just asking us if we want to either replace the current thumbnails
with the Talk Bubble thumbnails or we want to add them under the current thumbnails.
I'll click OK to replace them.
I'll choose this one. Click the gear icon at the top and tick "Define Proportions" and check "From Center".
Drag the shape out to any size you like.
To hide the Paths, press Ctrl or Cmd + H.
To reposition it, press "v" to open your Move Tool... and move it.
Open your Horizontal Type Tool
and pick a comic font. Im using Komika Display Regular" and "Bold". If you'd like to use them,
I provided their links in my video's description or project files.
I'll make the size 43 points and Sharp.
Choose "Center Alignment" and black for the color.
Click on the talk bubble and type out your text.
To adjust the space between your lines of text, highlight both lines and go to Window and Character.
The Character panel will open. Drag the "Leading"icon to the left or right.
Then, you can close the panel.
To adjust the space between two characters, click between them
and press and hold Alt or Option as you press the left or right arrow key on your keyboard.
I'd like to make the second line Bold. I'll highlight it and click the Bold font.
To reposition your text on the bubble, open your Move Tool and simply drag your text.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!